Top ten richest people in north Carolina

North Carolina has three billionaires on Forbes magazine’s annual roster of the nation’s 400 wealthiest people.

First, ranked 58 on the list is James Goodnight (CEO and co-founder of software company SAS Institute) with a fortune of $7.2 billion. Next is John Sall (cofounded SAS Institute and created the JMP statistical software) ranked 132 with $3.6 billion in assets.

Last is C.D. Spangler, Jr. (successful entrepreneur, enviable investor and community leader) ranked 243 with $2.3 billion on the list of the 400 richest Americans.

Check out the entire list of The Forbes 400 Richest People In America here.

In the news, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine, half of the richest people come from just 2 families. Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson. Catch more at Huffington Post.

Updated on Monday, November 11 2013 at 05:06AM EST
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